460 // MA-P / Anton Stankowski I
I just remembered that I have been to a great exhibition quite a while ago. In honor of his 100th birthday (1906 –1998) the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart showed in 2006 a grand retrospective about Anton Stankowski and his work – a great exhibition! Anton Stankowski was a German graphic designer, photographer and painter, famous for his Constructive Graphic Art.
At this time, I did not only buy the catalogue of this exhbition, but also a book called “Der Pfeil – Gestalt und Ziel” (The Arrow – Design and Target) published by Stankowski and his working partner Karl Duschek. This book – written in German, English and French – is dedicated to the arrow, its usage, its purpose and its history by depicting lots of examples and graphics, most of them created by Stankowski himself.
I just had a look at this book again and there are some really nice images. I will post a few here on my blog – as they fit very well to the idea of visual communication and visual simplification.
Innerer Konflikt – Inner conflict – Conflit interne /// Design: Anton Stankowski